Light coming from a black hole's far side detected

2021-07-30

Light has been detected from behind a black hole for the first time, bolstering Einstein's theory of general relativity, according to findings reported in Nature. Astrophysicists used telescopes to detect the light coming from the far side of I Zwicky 1, looking at the coronal flares the supermassive black hole produces and finding that some of their X-rays appear to be bouncing off the accretion disk.

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